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Nuclear Energy in Ukraine

South Ukrainian nuclear power plants — not ready for a safe operation in over-design period

On October 14, 2013 the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) published a draft decision on the possibility of lifetime extension for the unit 1 of the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant (SUNPP-1) beyond its technical design life time up to December 2, 2023. more…

Project of completion of units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant

The aim of this issue paper is a research and in-depth analysis of the project of completion of units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant which has already been approved by the Government. The issue paper covers potential benefits for Ukraine and possible related adverse impact on the country’s economic, political, social and environmental areas.

Project of completion of units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant

Public comments on the lifetime extension of Ukrainian nuclear power plant units

As of the end of 2009, there were 436 nuclear power plant units in operation worldwide. This is four units less than in 2004, and eight units less than in 2002, when the historical maximum was fixed. This represents a marked difference from the forecasted 4,450 GW by 2000, as it was expected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1974 [1]. The last new nuclear unit was connected to grid more than two years ago. It was the Cernavoda-2 reactor in Romania, which took 24 years to build and is based on outdated and dangerous technology. At the same time, each year wind farms with capacity of more than 27 GW and solar power plants with capacity of over 6 GW, equivalent to 27 and 6 new reactors respectively are constructed in the world. more…